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New US fighter jet exceeds budget by billions

Next generation F-35 fighter jet is years behind schedule and costing billions over its allocated budget.

Last updated: 05 Mar 2014 06:57
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As the White House scales back US military spending, the Navy has just drastically reduced its order of the new F-35 stealth fighter jet.

The deployment of the F-35 is years behind schedule and billions over budget.

Al Jazeera's Rosiland Jordan reports from Washington.

 

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